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On 2006-05-09, Roy Culley spake thusly:
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> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> Vista will cause security confusion
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>>| ANALYSTS AT the Yankee Group reckon Microsoft Vista will deliver
>>| a bewildering blow to the market for Windows security software.
>>| End users may find the security measures that will be shoe-horned
>>| into the 'operating system' "disruptive", while independent
>>| software vendors will suffer short-term pain, the analysts' latest
>>| report warns.
> Well thank goodness MS's vista firewall [cough] will allow all
> outgoing connections by default. This must be a great relief to
> malware / spambot writers. We wouldn't want to disrupt those that know
> how to get the most out of owned windows boxes.
I think most people still think a firewall is something that seperates
the engine from the drivers seat. The rest think just the *word* firewall
will strike such fear into crackers, virii, and earthworms, that it will
completely protect their computer from all unwanted creepy crawlers.
Others feel that any firewall designed by saint Gates will guarantee
their computer enters the cyberspace kingdom of heaven.
Finally, you have your exhibitonist, who lets it all hang out on the
internet backbone and waits to see who looks.
Such is the life of the zombie box.
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